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Festuca glauca

Blue fescue

small tufted perennial tussock grass with attractive blue foliage
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originsouth africa
cultural notesfast growing, very hardy and long lived. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions.
maintenancemay be pruned annually to remove spent seed heads (late summer) and to promote new growth
toleratesdrought & frost hardy
flowering seasonlate spring through to summer
flower colourblue to creamy straw
foliage colourintensely blue/grey fine leaves forming a tight globe of narrow glaucous foliage
heightup to 0.3m
plant spacing30cm apart for mass planting
recommended usesornamental grass ideal for landscaping, best effect when mass planted, can be used as a border or along paths and looks great in pots or in rockeries. It is a good non-invasive groundcover

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